Shirley Isett, 81

Shirley A. M. Isett, 81, wife of Barry E. Isett, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at her home in Perkiomenville.

Born in Trexlertown, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mildred (Billig) Grammes.

Shirley was a very active member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Obelisk. She was a former secretary for the church and a member of the church finance committee. Together with her husband, Barry, they started the family business, Barry Isett and Assoc. in 1977. Shirley was very supportive of the family venture as long as Barry promised 2 weeks of vacation annually to ensure they enjoyed their lives to the fullest. She loved traveling, especially with Barry.

Surviving along with her husband Barry of 57 years, is her daughter Jennifer Isett; niece Bonnie Frochlich; nephew Bryan Grammes; and 2 sisters-in-law Ann LaBorie, wife of Tim, and Peg McCormack. She is predeceased by her brother Roland Grammes.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 11:00AM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (3206 Big Rd, Zieglerville, PA 19492) with Pastor Christian McMullan officiating. Burial will follow at Keelor’s Union Cemetery at the church. A viewing will also be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 9:30-10:45AM at the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church (3206 Big Rd, Zieglerville, PA 19492) in Shirley’s name.

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My sincere condolences regarding your loss.

~ Susan Zalenski Keckler Philadelphia, PA
11/22/2021 6:55:12 PM

Barry, Jen and family, Sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. In peace, Ray and Margaret Stoudt

~ Ray and Margaret Stoudt Allentown, PA
11/8/2021 3:44:23 PM

With our sincere and deepest sympathies, Barry.

~ Mike and Alicia Orbin MACUNGIE, PA, pa
11/8/2021 2:50:13 PM

Barry & Jen, You and the BIA family of Associates are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve Shirley's passing. In time we pray you will hold fast to the memories of all Shirley was for both of you and our shared faith that she is now at peace, near to the heart of God. Prayers, peace and grace, Bill & Janice

~ Bill & Janice Metzger New Tripoli, PA
11/8/2021 12:41:43 PM

The Isett Family - our sincerest condolences to you on Shirley's passing. She will surely be missed by all...

~ Benjamin Craig & Family
11/8/2021 9:20:51 AM

Barry sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. Kenny and Brenda Miller

~ Kenneth Miller Bethlehem, PA
11/6/2021 11:27:49 AM

Barry, we are so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. We enjoyed the many dinners we shared when you and she when you visited your beach home. . She was such an energetic person. She was always working in her garden and visiting with her neighbors. She will be missed. You are in out thoughts and prayers. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help . Len and Linda Hall

~ Len and Linda Hall Berlin, MD
11/6/2021 7:33:37 AM

Barry and family I was so schocked to hear the sad news. What a sad thing for you all to bear. I will keep you all in my prayers. Just remember the good times we all had to share! Lotsa good memories in Lions - the steak nights the wine parties and more.

~ Carol Ann Kuhns Allentown, PA
11/5/2021 11:24:45 AM

Dear Barry and Jen, We were so surprised to learn of Shirley's passing last week. While we have not seen the two of you for quite a while, we now think fondly of the times we had together, at PSPE meetings, at Foxfire near Pinehurst, NC, at your place in Savanah and many other times. We offer our most sincere condolences to you both and hope that your memories will provide strength to you as you move on. Sincerely, Helm & Mary Lou, Sothern Pines, NC

~ Helm & Mary Lou Wilden Southern Pnes, NC
11/4/2021 2:14:01 PM

Barry & Jennifer: We were so very sorry to read about Shirley's passing. She was such a lively and vibrant lady and we always think of her enthusiasm for whatever she was doing. May God Bless You Both and may her memory reflect into the future. Sincerely Yours, Dennis & Linda Gallino

~ Dennis & Linda GALLINO POTTSTOWN, PA
11/4/2021 12:38:11 PM

Out Sympathy Barry.

~ Gene Hardenberg Schnecksville, PA
11/4/2021 11:35:53 AM

Dear Barry and family we were so sorry to learn of Shirley's passing. She was a lovely person and we enjoyed chatting with her at various wine functions. We are praying for your comfort and healing during this sad time. May her memory be a blessing.

~ Mary Scott and Jeff Matzkin
11/4/2021 10:25:01 AM

Barry, Deepest condolences to you and your daughter on the passing of Shirley. We will all miss her bright smile at Wine Society events and get toghethers.

~ Joseph Pugliese East Texas, PA
11/3/2021 10:04:47 PM

To Barry & family I am so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. She always had time to chat & was so kind to me. Mt thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. May God grant you the peace only he can give. Karen Kluk

~ Karen Kluk
11/3/2021 5:48:50 PM

We shared Shirley's love of the Eastern Shore. We always looked forward to seeing her and Barry on our visits. We will truly miss her and are saddened by her untimely passing. Our hearts are with Barry and her family.

~ Luca and Paula Gori Oakton, VA
11/3/2021 4:06:42 PM

Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.......I will certainly miss Shirley!

~ Rich Fain
11/3/2021 2:04:29 PM

Barry and Jen this took me by surprise as I never thought Shirley could slow down for anything. My heart goes out to you both she was a wonderful woman and the heart of BIA. One of the things I will always remember about her is the time she took arranging furniture so everything would fit in the space she thought needed fixing her tape measure was a constant companion. Although I haven’t been in your lives for sometime I will always think of Shirley very fondly. I know there is a huge hole in your hearts may family and friends help heal and ease your pain.

~ Janis Kauffman New Tripoli, PA
11/3/2021 12:11:45 PM

Shirley was a wonderful neighbor at their place in Ocean Pines for almost 20 years. We enjoyed many great times together and will miss her greatly. Prayers for Barry, Jennifer and other family.

~ Dianne & Charlie Hollis Alexandra, VA
11/3/2021 10:54:32 AM